(Updated 7/26/13) – Baltimore– A second victim in a triple shooting in the 3300 block of Elmora Avenue has died three weeks after she was wounded, police said.
Michelle Hitchens, 51, died around 2:30 p.m. on July 19, according to police spokesperson Angela Carter Watson. Hitchens was wounded in the arm in what police and emergency personnel said was a non-life threatening injury. Carter Watson said Hitchens’ cause of death is unknown but police have not concluded that her death was related to the gunshot wound..
Three women were injured in the shooting: Gennie Shird, 21; Cierra Williams, 24 and Hitchens. All three women were rushed to local area hospitals. Shird, who was shot in the chest, according to her family, died around 9:30 p.m. about 30 minutes after the shooting.
The surviving victim, Williams, is still in critical condition, according to her mother Denell Bishop, who was also present during the shooting.
“She’s doing OK,” said Bishop with a catch in her voice.
Bishop said Williams was shot in the head and both legs. “The bullet went in and came out her head,” said Williams.
At the vigil for Shird on July 3, Bishop said her daughter had already undergone one major surgery and was scheduled for another. She said doctors at the hospital told her Williams may be brain dead.
The shooting, which occurred on June 27, was a result of a neighborhood dispute between a group of women congregating on a porch in the Four by Four neighborhood, according to police records.
Williams said she saw the three suspects walking down the street towards the porch before the shooting.
“I saw them walking down the street,” said Bishop. “I turned around and saw them with the gun. I had just enough time to duck when they started shooting.”
According to police records, a woman, 29-year-old Tierra Fallin was arguing with a woman who lives in the 3300 block of Elmora Ave. Fallin left the porch, where the group of women were congregating, and returned with Darryl Anderson, 25, and another man.
Witnesses said Fallin told the two men, “Do what ya’ll do.” Then, they said, one of the men opened fire on the women on the porch injuring the three women.
Bullet holes can still be seen in the window on the porch. Days after the shooting blood from one of the victims stained the porch steps.
Fallin has been arrested and charged with second degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, attempted second degree murder, reckless endangerment, assault in the second degree and weapons charges.
Anderson, who was nabbed by a team of federal marshals on July 16 in Alabama, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and various assault and weapons charges. Anderson, reportedly a member of the Black Guerilla Family, was also wanted for the murder of a man outside a Parkville bar in 2012.
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